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Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa won the 2018 Noble Beach Prize for The Most FANtastic Sports Bar! Expansive and ... More

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"Everything about our vacation and Grand Palladium was GREAT!! Very good food options. We never had a bad meal and the service was very professional and friendly. The beaches and pools were clean and fu..." – Spritedad
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"Everything about our vacation and Grand Palladium was GREAT!! Very good food options. We never had a bad meal and the service was very professional and friendly. The beaches and pools were clean and fu..." – Spritedad
147 out of 175 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pool at dusk Enjoying another sunny day at the pool Beach Sea Doo from the on site beach. Main lobby Sasha and Andre' Pool area Deluxe Villas From the beach At the white party Heaven on earth On our way to the saltwater pool My husband playing The Crazy Game Late night pool Animal that jumped up on table to take food off your plate!
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April 19, 2018
Great Time!

When we first got there we were hungry and tired from traveling all day. The room was not ocean front (like I thought it was) and we couldn't find any other food available other than by the beach with some picked over options that had been sitting out for awhile. The beach and pool were crowded and I was wondering what I had done by booking this place. HOWEVER, once we got a feel for it and figured out the food options/where/when things were open we had an AMAZING time and ended up loving it! There are different pools... so you can be at the kid-friendly/busy/louder pool OR in the white sands pool which is less crowded, more serene and relaxing :) The beach was beautiful! We had a 1 and 3 year old with us and the resort was pretty large with a lot of steps. I was SO happy we had our small umbrella stroller with us that was easy to lift up the stairs (we were on third floor without an elevator). The Food was pretty decent. I am a picky eater so I was pleasantly surprised. Expect buffets for breakfast and lunch and then for the a la cart restaurants- MAKE RESERVATIONS!!! Otherwise you may be screwed and not able to get in anywhere without a 1 hour wait (which is not good with little kids!!!). I would definitely go back - beautiful, good pool, good beach, and food. One of the best trips our family has had!


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From: Kansas City, MO
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 15, 2018
Fun family time

Pros: ---Resort beautiful, clean and well manicured ---Easy to get around on covered walking paths and in carts ---Fabulous sports center and activities ---Great teen club with activities, pool, foosball, Xbox, computers, etc. ---Huge, expansive property with 3 large lobbies ---Fast room service ---Resort app was very helpful ---Lots of wildlife ---Huge, active, crowded main pool and many laid back smaller pools Cons: ---Food was not good. There was significant variety of foods, and the presentation was always nice, but everything we had was bland or simply didn't taste good. ---Only option for breakfast AND lunch is a buffet ---Difficult to get reservations for dinner restaurants and very long wait times without reservations ---Drinks were ok, but wine provided was terrible ---We purchased a separate room for our 3 teens and the hotel would only give them 2 keys, refusing to provide 1 key per person. This was a huge hassle. ---No hot tubs ---The "award winning sports bar" had no foosball for their foosball table and no darts for their dart board ---Beach was covered in seaweed and smelled bad ---Needs more small snack stations scattered about the pools and property


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From: Louisville
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 6, 2018
Fun filled family vacation!

We stayed at the Grand Palladium March 2018. We took 2 teenage boys. We had a blast! Lots to do on the resort. Different daily fun activities at the beach bar, which was always fun. Nightly shows entertaining, and the food was AWESOME!! Pool and beach both were great. We spilt our time at both. I would go again in a heartbeat!


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From: Michigan
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 3, 2018
Review of our trip

This is the second year we used cheap carribean. We returned to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya. Unfortunately check in didn't go as smooth this time. We booked 2 rooms. The front desk said the reservation for the second room which had our children in it was changed to a different date which it never was. Once they fixed that they stated that my husband and I had a room with 2 double beds in it. They explained there was no guarantee that we would get a king bed. I was very upset and went to speak with the representative for cheap carribean who also stated that there was no guarantee. I find it hard to believe that a married couple would be OK with sharing a double bed or sleeping separately in vacation. So grand Palladium moved things around so we could have a different room the next day. So the first day with check in was rough. We felt the cheap carribean representative could have been more accommodating. After that the trip was fantastic. We hope to use cheap carribean again but may not book online to hopefully avoid any of these problems again. Cathy W


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From: New Jersey
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa features 414 comfortable accommodations equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, daily-refilled minibar, ceiling fan, a terrace or balcony with garden views and room service from 11am-11pm.

Room Details

Deluxe
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Junior Suite
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Mayan Suite (Adults-Only)
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What's to Love

The all-inclusive aah-some of it all - you want it? They deliver.

Over 800 yards of white sand for your beach frolicking, or chillaxing.

You won't need reservations at any of the restaurants.

Zentropia Spa at the nearby Grand Palladium Kantenah - hydrotherapy and couples' massage.

The crazy good breakfast buffet that beach lovers rave about.

 

What We'd Change

The Grand Palladium property is huge so it can be a bit of a trek for the tired traveler, but Grand Palladium Colonial is prepared with a transfer service to take you where you want to be on the property.

 

Why You Should Go

It's in gorgeous Akumal, and 45 minutes away from Cancun airport. You'll be sipping cocktails soon.

You get access to three other Palladiums - mega-sized treat for you - four resorts for one.

There's a bar called "Hemmingway." Bring your notebook and channel your inner author.

The grounds are massive. If you don't want a good walking workout, grab a shuttle.

You can drop your munchkins off at the Kids clubs - you get to go play on your own.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Grocery Store
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Wedding Services
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Archery
  • Mini Golf
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Water Polo
  • Game Room
  • Shuffleboard
  • Darts
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Teen Club
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • 12 Restaurants
  • Ice Machine
  • 15 Bars/Lounges
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Freshwater Swimming Pool(s)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Grocery Store(s)
  • Kayaking
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa

Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km. 256-100

+52 984 877 2100

Hotel Description

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa: Noble Beach Prize Winner - The Most FANtastic Sports Bar

Expansive and epic, this palatial garden of Beach Eden has it all: scads of delish nosh spots and bar after bar where you can get your drink on. Zen-centric spa with treatments that range from Vichy massage to vapors baths to stress-ousting massages. Oceans of water sports and Mayan ruins are just a short hop away. If you want more adventure, head over to the other three Grand Palladiums in this Complex de Awesome. The ways to achieve total beachness are endless.

DINING

Here, it's an Epicurean Journey: the cuisine will take you through Italy, then guide you through the Mediterranean, venturing south to Brazil, then finishing with a sizzling, taste bud-slaying steak. And, you won't need reservations at any of the restaurants. Dig in.

La Laguna
Type:
Italian
Hours: Continental Breakfast - Daily, 11am-11:45am; Lunch - Daily, noon-4pm; Snacks - Daily, 4pm-5pm; Afternoon Tea - Daily, 5pm-6pm; Dinner - Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving Italian dishes. Located under the palapa.

Kabah
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - Daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - Daily, 1:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner - Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Smoke-free buffet restaurant serving Italian and Mexican dishes. Located in the Grand Palladium Riviera section.

La Adelita
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Located in the Grand Palladium Colonial.

El Dorado
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving steaks and other grilled specialties. Located at Grand Palladium Colonial.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Bamboo
Type:
Asian
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section. Hours subject to change.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Ribs & More
Type:
Barbecue
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving barbecue and other casual favorites. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Rodizio
Type:
Brazilian
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Brazilian specialties. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Portofino
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Mare Nostrum
Type:
Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. Located at Grand Palladium Kantenah.
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

El Gran Azul
Type:
International
Hours: Breakfast - Daily, 7am-10:30pm; Dinner - Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Poolside buffet restaurant serving Italian and Mexican dishes. Located in the Grand Palladium Kantenah section.

Tikal
Type:
International
Hours: Breakfast - Daily, 7am-10:30pm; Dinner - Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Smoke-free buffet restaurant serving Italian and Mexican dishes. Located in the Grand Palladium Kantenah section.

Beach BBQ
Type:
Barbecue
Hours: Friday, 7pm-10pm
Description: Casual barbecue fare served on the beach with live music.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Drinks, glorious drinks can be had every which way here: chillax by the pool or the beach. Hang in the lobby or theater. With three other resorts nearby, the possibilities are exponential. Salud!

Kantenah Bar
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-midnight.

Churchill Bar
Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Hemingway Bar
Daily, 6pm-midnight.

El Rinconcito Bar
Pool bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Colonial Bar
Daily, 10am-1am.

Gran Azul Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Plaza Bar
Theater bar. Daily, 8:30pm-11pm.

Beach Bar
Snack bar. Open 24 hours.

Riviera Bar
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-1am.

El Teatro Bar
Theater bar. Daily, 8:30-11pm.

La Laguna Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

Punta Emilia Bar
Beach bar. Open 24 hours.

Secret Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Isla Bar
Daily, 10am-7pm.

Las Rocas Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

All hours are subject to change.



BEACHES AND POOLS

How about a dreamtastic white, sandy beach hugged with palm trees? Palapas for shade? Got that. A lake-style pool with a swim-up bar? A coolio salt water pool? Four sweet Jacuzzis for bubbly relaxation? Got that, too. Beach Citizens, this is your escape-haven.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Beach volleyball
  • Snorkeling
  • Water Polo
  • Water aerobics
  • Sailing
  • Kayaks
  • Pedal boats

Available for an additional cost:

  • Windsurfing, sailboat and catamaran courses
  • Excursions
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Scuba diving

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Aerobics
  • Mini golf
  • Ping-pong
  • Archery
  • Rifle practice
  • Darts
  • Billards (fees apply)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Shuffleboard
  • Petanque


INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is included in all guest rooms and the lobby.

SPA SERVICES

A full-service spa, Zentropia Spa, is located at the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa. Daily, 9am-8pm.
Reservations are required. Children under 18 are not allowed in the spa.
*Please note: A charge of $35 usd per person/per day is required for wet areas in the SPA at Grand Palladium.

  • Access to hydrotherapy circuit
  • Relaxation area
  • Massages
  • Unisex hair salon
  • Facials, body treatments and exfoliations
  • Waxing
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Healthy bar: 4 different snacks, almonds and fruits; juice therapy (10 different, 100% natural), teas and Nespresso coffee machine.


CHILD CARE

Supervised activities are available for children. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa is located 50 miles south of Cancun International Airport (CUN), 20 minutes from Playa Del Carmen and seven minutes from Akumal.

Minimum Stay Requirements

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.


Resort Update
Palladium Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to upgrade its Riviera Maya Complex throughout 2017, including incorporating the current Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa into The Royal Suites Yucatan. This transformation will be completed in various phases starting on June 1, 2017. Construction will mostly take place within the current Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa and will have minimal impact. All guestrooms within the hotel, the rocky walkway along the water & the salt water pool area will be closed to all guests during the completion of the project. All other areas including the Riviera Lobby, Disco & Theatre, El Jardin Restaurant and the current The Royal Suites Lobby will be closed during certain dates listed below. During times of closure, the areas will not be accessible to guests and should therefore not impact the guest experience.

Below is a complete project timeline:

Disco & Theatre:
June 1-November 1, 2017: Construction will be in progress in the Disco and Theatre of the current Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa. During this time, alternate entertainment venues will be provided to guests. Once construction to the Disco and Theatre are complete, the Disco will convert to become one of four exclusive restaurants available to guests of The Royal Suites Yucatan and the Theatre will become the second exclusive restaurant providing guests with a Dinner and Show themed experience referred to as the Cabaret.

Riviera Lobby and Kabah Buffet:
June 1-September 15, 2017: Construction will be in progress at the current Riviera Lobby which will convert to the new The Royal Suites Lobby. Guests will not be affected by this construction since all guestrooms in Riviera will be closed. All hotel services will be available at the adjoining White Sand, Colonial and Kantenah Lobbies.

Construction will also be in progress at the Kabah Buffet. During this time, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available at La Laguna as well as the other restaurants within the Riviera Maya Complex.

The renovated Kabah Buffet will feature 2 separate sections (1 buffet exclusively available to guests of The Royal Suites and 1 for guests of Grand Palladium).

El Jardin Restaurant & the current The Royal Suites Lobby:
September 16-December 1, 2017: Construction will be in progress at El Jardin restaurant and the current lobby of The Royal Suites. The current lobby for The Royal Suites will convert into 2 separate a la carte restaurants. By this time, the new lobby for The Royal Suites will be open at its new location and the buffet will be available at Kabah.

Environmental Levy Fee
The Municipalidad of Solidaridad in the Rivera Maya is one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. Tourism has been instrumental in driving the economic and social development of the region. In an effort to continue to preserve, conserve and beautify the destination, the Municipality of Solidaridad has implemented a small environmental levy on visitors effective September 1, 2017. Hotels will collect 20 Mexican pesos per room per day on check out; the proceeds will be deposited in an environmental trust to fund local projects. The Municipalidad of Solidaridad thanks you for your understanding and support of this worthwhile endeavor. Thank you and enjoy your visit.



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